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Do Shutters Help Insulate Windows?

Yes, shutters can help insulate windows. Different shutters provide different levels of insulation. With the normal United States homeowner paying $661 annually on heating costs, it’s not a shock households are looking for ways to cut home heating and cooling costs.

You might first picture appliances that conserve energy, like ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Or possibly even light bulbs, which can produce large energy savings for your most-used light fixtures.

One of the top energy leaks in your residence might surprise you. Your windows can leak up to 30 percent of your house’s heated and cooled air, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

That’s where our energy-conserving window treatments can help, giving superior light management while helping keep your Charlotte residence warmer in the winter and more refreshing in the summer.

Window shutters from Louver Shop of Charlotte are one of the most liked ways to increase energy conservation while retaining your home’s look. We have a model that is sure to complement your house, whether you want the look of stained genuine wood shutters or fresh white faux wood shutters.

Go through all the choices during a free, in-home consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll bring samples to your living room, take measurements and provide you with our everything’s-included price quote. All at no pressure.

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How Do Shutters Stack Up for Insulation?

The right window coverings increase your home’s beauty, not take away from it, while boosting energy efficiency.

We have what you need with plantation shutters from Louver Shop of Charlotte. You pick your material, louver size and color, and we’ll create outstanding custom shutters here in the United States just for your residence in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The best shutter material creates a big difference with respect to insulating your windows.

Energy efficiency is commonly gaged by R-value, which considers the thermal resistance for materials. The higher the rank, the better the insulation.

Here’s how two most common shutter materials compare for insulation.

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Faux Wood Shutters

Faux wood shutters, also called PVC or polymer shutters, are ranked at 3.17 R-value, according to findings by the Smart Energy Alliance. That’s the top R-value for plantation shutters.

This type of window treatment is great for any space in your house, particularly ones with a lot of warmth, moisture and sunshine. Our LouverWood® Shutters handle the elements without blistering, chipping or losing color.

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Wood Shutters

Wood shutters are a close second to faux wood, stacking up at a 2.77 R-value.

Constructed from choice United States timber with extra- large panels, our select Heritage Shutters deliver a luxurious look to your rooms.

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Desiring a striking visual effect for your windows? Our special Signature Shutters include a shaped tilt bar and beveled louvers.

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Hybrid Shutters

Classic Shutters, our most wanted hybrid plantation shutters, have the most sought after qualities of our premium shutters.

Classic Shutters have the toughness of sturdy wood frames and the energy efficiency of man-made wood louvers.

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Trim Energy Costs with Our Shutters

With shutters from Louver Shop of Charlotte, you can get both a stylish and energy-efficient home for a long time. Schedule a free, in-home consultation now to begin creating the plantation shutters you’ve always wanted.